Charles Irving was born in Wilmington, Delaware back in 1906. He graduated from Bucknell University and Drew University. He joined the United States Army in 1936 assigned to Fort H.G. Wright. In 1942, he was assigned to The Pentagon to establish chaplaincy work in the United States Army Air Forces.
Just to be sure he was an ordained Methodist pastor. In 1949, he was promoted to Major General, being transferred to the United States Air Force Academy. He was awarded the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster and the Belgian Military Cross, first class.
What you may not know about Charles Irving Carpenter is that he was the first Chief of Chaplains, given that distinction in 1948, a title which he held until his retirement. He died in 1994, he was 88.
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